Category Archives: Recipes

Elderflower Cordial

When we moved into our home here in Historic Northeast, we noticed there were some healthy elderberry bushes growing. A naturalized plant to the area, cultivating an elderberry is as simple as planting it and walking away. Years ago, we … Continue reading

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Art, Tacos and More

Arts Alley Then Tacos The hubs and I slipped out to Mission Taco Joint at Crossroads for a bite to eat. It was the first time we had been, but it sure won’t be the last. The Mango Hop-Anero Shrimp … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake for the WIN!

Last Thursday was my mother’s 70th birthday and I was booked solid with cleanings and errands. Knowing this in advance, and also knowing how difficult it can be to connect with her, I sent her an email… I’ve got a … Continue reading

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Reinforced Shelving and Pesto Bread

I used to hate winter. Now I love it – well, I don’t love the cold but I do love the time inside for projects and especially love whipping up some comfort food. Reinforced Shelving A couple of months ago, … Continue reading

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This Weekend’s Work

Saturday… Bring on the Army! The visit from the city earlier in the week lit a fire under my butt. So I called on some of those priority fixes… Stabilize The Cottage by finishing the south back wall with siding … Continue reading

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Drink This!

Happy Turkey Day everyone! I woke up today at 6 a.m. and immediately headed to the kitchen to get the Caramel Pecan Cinnamon rolls ready and baking. We have just a few minutes to go until we get to enjoy … Continue reading

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Necessity is the Mother of…

Tomato soup. Okay, to be honest, it wasn’t really necessity so much as I was in the mood for tomato soup and I had already promised it. It went something like this. Every day that my contractor and friend Jay works, I … Continue reading

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Mmmm…Swedish Meatballs

Before I share my newest yummy recipe with you, let me show you what’s floating around in my brain and distracting me from editing my sixth book… In Line With The Penny Floor My brain keeps on turning on what … Continue reading

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Shrubs and Fruit Cobbler

I finished off the last of the strawberry shrub last night. I’ve found that simply mixing the fruit-infused vinegar/sugar mix with ice and water was perfect, I didn’t even need soda water. It tastes so refreshing, especially after working in … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Croutons

I don’t like store-bought croutons. You know why? I find them too big. Way back when they had smaller croutons, and then for some odd reason, the powers that be decided that consumer liked these annoyingly large, occupy a majority … Continue reading

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